Lowell National Historical Park News Release
Release date: Immediate
Contact(s): Phil Lupsiewicz
Phone number: 978 275-1705
Date: November 23, 2015
Release code: 16-04
National Park Service Announces
2015-2016 Winter Schedule and Holiday Hours
Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell National Historical Park, one of 409 units of the National Park Service, engages people in the exploration and preservation of the dynamic human stories of the American Industrial Revolution in Lowell, MA. Nearly 200 years ago, Lowell’s water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation into a new industrial era. The park, in downtown Lowell, includes historic cotton textile mills, 5.6 miles of power canals, operating gatehouses, and worker housing. The Park offerings from November 29, 2015 through March 6, 2016 are adjusted for the winter season.
VISITOR CENTER AT MARKET MILLS
Begin your visit at the National Park Visitor Center where you can plan your exploration of the park and the city. “Lowell: The Continuing Revolution,” the orientation film, introduces visitors to the story of how people, technology, and capital came together to revolutionize textile production—and a way of life—in Lowell and other American cities.
VISITOR CENTER HOURS: November 29, 2015 through March 6, 2016: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, daily. Closing at 4:00 on December 24 and CLOSED: December 25, 2015 &
January 1, 2016. Admission: FREE.
BOOTT COTTON MILLS MUSEUM
The Boott Cotton Mills Museum, the park’s primary exhibit, includes a 1920s weave room with operating power looms, interactive exhibits and video programs about the Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell. Be sure to join us for our Hidden History Museum Talks at the Boott Cotton Mills starting at 12:15 p.m.
MUSEUM HOURS:, November 29, 2015 through March 6, 2016: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm; daily. CLOSED: December 25, 2015 & January 1, 2016. Admission: Adults, $6.00; Youth (6-16) & Students $3.00; Children 5 and under, free. Ask about Senior Discount.
MILL GIRLS AND IMMIGRANTS EXHIBIT
Explore the history of the working people of Lowell in a former Boott Mill boarding house. The Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, located in the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, tells the human story of the Industrial Revolution.
EXHIBIT HOURS:, November 29, 2015 through March 6, 2016: Open daily, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. CLOSED: December 25, 2015 & January 1, 2016. Admission: FREE. Hidden History Museum Talk at the Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit will be held at 2:15
For more information about Lowell National Historical Park, visit www/nps.gov/lowell, or call 978-970-5000. And, look for upcoming happenings related the the National Park Service Centennial celebrations in Lowell and across the NPS at www.nps.gov/centennial.